Designed to provide all levels of non-professional EOS SLR users with Canon's superior optical technologies, these new lenses cover a wide range of focal lengths, allowing photographers to shoot everything from landscapes and group photos to portraits and close-ups. When in telephoto mode, the minimum focusing distance is just under 15 inches, resulting in excellent quality close-ups. The detachable, reversible lens hood includes a three-prong bayonet type mount. And the zoom ring is a rubber rotating type for enhanced operability. There is also a focus mode switch and focusing ring for automatic and manual focusing.